According to regional authorities, southern Ukraine was hit by a “massive” Russian bombing on Tuesday morning. It would be the coastal town of Zatoka, south of Odesa, and the city of Mykolayiv.
According to the army, missiles also landed on port infrastructure in Mykolayiv.
The governor of Mykolayiv says “critical infrastructure” has been damaged, but it is not clear whether this concerns the port. There would have been no casualties. The city is close to the frontline in southern Ukraine and is therefore often hit by Russian shelling.
Ukrainian President Volodimir Zelensky posted a video on social media of destroyed buildings in Zatoka, a popular seaside resort on the Black Sea. He writes that it is an ordinary village, “without bases, without troops, the Russian terrorists just wanted to shoot”.
According to the Ukrainian army, the Russian missiles come from planes flying over the Black Sea. The attacks on the coast come just days after Russia and Ukraine struck a deal to export grain through the Black Sea.
On Saturday, the Russians shelled the port of Odesa. Many international leaders and organizations reacted angrily to the attack, fearing the grain deal would jeopardize. Nevertheless, Ukraine hopes to resume grain shipments this week.